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The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile, and the beadle went on.
The modern simile is that of a donkey between two bundles of hay.
No one can say to himself, “I will now make a good simile,” and straightway fulfill his promise.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
A simile is an expressed comparison between unlike things that have some common quality.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Here the simile seems to be as unlike as possible, for the lot could fall only upon one.
It was a fac-simile of a chair that we had at home, and I longed to occupy it, if only for the sake of old times.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
Sir Mungo, to continue the simile, had long ago learned to run cunning, and make sure of mouthing his game.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
To Miss Lacey the latter simile would have been more appealing.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
I might take up my old simile of the race-horse and cart-horse.
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
The simile is complete when I add that he took it from his sleeve.
HUMOUR OF THE NORTHLAWRENCE J. BURPEE

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